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Data Innovation for SMEs: Seamlessly Linking Google Sheets with Power BI

Data Innovation for SMEs: Seamlessly Linking Google Sheets with Power BI

Introduction:

Are you facing the following concerns? As a SMEs, your company has been using Google’s cloud collaboration system for years, but you also want to leverage the powerful visualization capabilities of Microsoft Power BI to create functional and practical dashboards that impress your boss. If you’re looking for an efficient, low-cost data integration solution suitable for small and medium-sized businesses, this article might be just what you need!

Today, we’re going to share how to integrate data from Google Sheets into Microsoft Power BI. This is particularly useful for teams more accustomed to Google services or companies that haven’t yet adopted the M365 ecosystem, allowing for seamless use of Power BI. This integration not only leverages the collaborative editing features of Google Sheets but also takes advantage of the robust data analysis and visualization capabilities of Power BI. Whether or not you use Microsoft products, this method enables efficient collaboration and value creation.

Steps:

To successfully integrate Google Sheets into Power BI, follow these steps:

1、Open Google Sheets, adjust the access rights of the form to “Anyone with the link can edit,” and copy the link.

Data Innovation for SMEs Seamlessly Linking Google Sheets with Power BI

2、Change the suffix of the copied link from /edit?usp=sharing to /export?format=xlsx to match the data format accepted by Power BI.

Data Innovation for SMEs Seamlessly Linking Google Sheets with Power BI

3、Open Power BI, select ‘Get Data’, and use the ‘Web’ connector for integration.

Data Innovation for SMEs Seamlessly Linking Google Sheets with Power BI

4、Paste the adjusted Google Sheets link into the field and click ‘Connect’.

Data Innovation for SMEs Seamlessly Linking Google Sheets with Power BI

5、Before loading, check the completeness of the data columns (as shown on the right), and click ‘Load’ once confirmed.

Data Innovation for SMEs Seamlessly Linking Google Sheets with Power BI

Find solutions for SMEs:

Today’s share is about seamlessly integrating data from Google Sheets into Power BI, solving data access and sharing issues, and bringing significant advantages to SMEs and the educational sector.

The powerful data analysis and visualization capabilities of Power BI compensate for what Google Sheets lacks. Its in-depth analysis features enable more accurate insights into your data, such as market trend analysis, sales data tracking, or student performance evaluation.

For SMEs and schools, even with limited resources, Google Sheets offers an easily accessible platform for painless development and deployment of Power BI dashboards. Without heavy investment in expensive data management systems or complex training, you can quickly get started and gain business intelligence or educational insights.

Finally, even in smaller organizations, you can maximize the value of data by intelligently using existing tools. Now, let’s unleash the potential of your data with Google Sheets and Power BI!

KSCC is a management consulting company in Taiwan. Their services include corporate in-house training, consulting, and leadership management. For more information about their corporate services, visit: https://www.kscthinktank.com.tw/custom-training/

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